Additional Incidents Prompt Re-Announcement of Recall of Gel Candles Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2008
Release #08-287

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 224-8811
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Additional Incidents Prompt Re-Announcement of Recall of Gel Candles Due to Fire Hazard

(Note: This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall announced in February 2007.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Gel Candles

Units: About 1,700

Manufacturer: M & A Global Technologies Inc., doing business as Spa at Home, of Tallahassee, Fla.

Hazard: The candles can have excessive flame height, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: M & A Global Technologies has received four additional reports of higher than normal flames and flames coming in contact with nearby combustibles resulting in minor fires, smoke and soot damage. The company has also received one additional report of burn injuries to a consumer’s hand.

Description: This recall involves Everlasting Jelly candles. Models include Champagne Glass with Heart, Model #502; Large Oval Bowl with Sand & Shells, Model #109-XL; Tumbler with Sand & Shells, Model #101-S; Round Shape with Curly Top and Red Roses, Model #506; Round Shape with Penguins, Model #604; Tumbler with Blue Roses & Leaves, Model #805-11; and Round Shape with Two Butterflies, Model #806-8. The candles were sold in clear glass containers of various sizes with a smaller glass of gel in the middle of the candle.

Sold at: Spa at Home stores and Spaathome.com nationwide from October 2003 through December2003 and October 2005 through December 2005 for between $9 and $50.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and contact M & A Global Technologies for instructions on returning the product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact M & A Global Technologies at (866) 224-8811 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.spaathome.com

 

 

 

 

Picture of Champagne Glass with Heart, Model #502
Champagne Glass with
Heart, Model #502
Picture of Large Oval Bowl with Sand & Shells, Model #109-XL
Large Oval Bowl with Sand & Shells,
Model #109-XL
      Picture of Tumbler with Sand & Shells, Model #101-S
      Tumbler with Sand & Shells,
      Model #101-S


Picture of Round Shape with Curly Top and Red Roses, Model #506
Round Shape with Curly Top
and Red Roses, Model #506
       Picture of Round Shape with Penguins, Model #604
       Round Shape with Penguins,
       Model #604
Picture of Tumbler with Blue Roses & Leaves, Model #805-11
Tumbler with Blue Roses &
Leaves, Model #805-11
Picture of Round Shape with Two Butterflies, Model #806-8
Round Shape with Two
Butterflies, Model #806-8